Roadway improvements continue this week on Route 322 near Burnham. The contractor will begin full-depth reconstruction of Ferguson Valley Road (Route 1007) between Valero and the Glenn O. Hawbaker construction yard today (April 8th). Flaggers will be enforcing an alternating traffic pattern while this work takes place. The contractor will also continue building the embankment for the new westbound Burnham interchange, and continue channel work on Route 322 eastbound. Traffic through the work zone will be controlled through single lane closures.
A traffic change is scheduled to begin today on a Route 35 bridge job in Juniata County. The bridge spans Cocolamus Creek, two miles northeast of the village of Cocolamus in Fayette Township. Drivers will be diverted to a temporary road that will carry traffic around the work zone. Once traffic is switched to the temporary roadway, the bridge will be closed, and replacement work will begin. PennDOT expects the new bridge to be open to traffic in mid-November.
An Alexandria man was arrested last week on charges of sexual abuse of children. State Police at Huntingdon executed a search warrant on the residence of 29-year-old Alexander Philip Park on Friday. Park was taken into custody on felony charges with bail set at $500,000.
Representative Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin) will host his annual Senior Expo on Wednesday, April 24th at the Smithfield Fire Hall in Huntingdon. During the expo, materials and information on health, financial matters, state programs, volunteer opportunities, and much more will be available. There will also be blood pressure screenings and numerous door prizes for those who attend. A free lunch will be provided courtesy of the event sponsors. Sponsors include JC Blair Health System, Huntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging, Penelec, and First National Bank. For more information, contact Irvin’s office at 814-644-2996, or visit his website at www.RepIrvin.com.
The American Red Cross bloodmobile will visit Perry County for a blood drive today. The Red Cross will be at the Perry Mennonite Reception Center on Route 233 in Elliottsburg from 1:30 pm to 7:00 pm.